C​LASSES / WORKSHOPS / EVENTS / ​MEETINGS 

POSTED May 11, 2017

MONOLOGUE SLAM & MOONLIT MIXER!
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 6:15PM

Interface Media Group DC

Special Guest Judges:
* Kimberly Skyrme Casting​ - Kimberly Skyrme, Casting Director & Producer
* Arena Stage - Victor Elán Vazquez, Casting Director/Artistic Associate
* Anne Chapman Casting - Anne Chapman, CSA, Casting Director

A special Women in Film and Video DC event produced in collaboration with Moonlit Wings Productions.

You must RSVP​ to attend. 
Visit moonlitwings.org/mixer for guest bios and more information.

Free for first 30 actors & WIFV members. $10 for general public

Bring your biz cards...Actors of all ages, Producers, Directors, Writers, Casting, Crew, Tech, Post, Stage Practitioners and friends.


POSTED May 11, 2017

May 23 - Final Deadline for IFP Film Week Narrative and Doc Project Applications

IFP Film Week (Sept 17-21) is the place where filmmakers, artists, and storytellers cross paths with people who help move their projects forward. Creators get funding, advice, and opportunities. Industry insiders get to discover new talent and ideas. The public gets to screen cutting-edge work. It’s a space where doors open, info is exchanged, and everybody gets creative

IFP has played a vital role in launching the careers of now-established directors including Derek Cianfrance (The Light Between Oceans), Robert Eggers (The Witch), Ciro Guerrra (Embrace of the Serpent), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon), Laura Poitras (Citizen Four), Dee Rees (Bessie), Denis Villeneuve (Sicaro), Roger Ross Williams (Life Animated), and Behn Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). IFP via Filmmaker Magazine-produced “25 New Faces of Independent Film” were early champions of a litany of creative visionaries who have gone on to make their mark in the creative community and popular culture including Cam ArcherAntonio Campos, Ryan Coogler, Lena Dunham, Shana Feste, Cary Fukunaga, Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing, Patty Jenkins, Casey Neistat, Matt Porterfield, The Safdie Brothers, Sebastian Silva, and Craig Zobel

Film Week is:

IFP Project Forum:

Applications for the 2017 Project Forum are now open!
Final Deadline: Tuesday, May 23

The IFP Project Forum supports the future of storytelling by providing both creative and business opportunities to original and provocative narrative and documentary filmmakers, as well as web, episodic and transmedia storytellers. The program nurtures both emerging and established artists, helping them to connect with financiers, executives, influencers and decision-makers in film, TV, new media and cross-platform storytelling who can help them complete their latest works, connect with audiences, and sustain long-term careers.  Over 140 projects are selected each year for one of the following sections:

No Borders 

Applications are now open!
Final Deadline: Tuesday, May 23

The newly-revamped No Borders program offers both narrative feature filmmakers and series creators the opportunity to attend Film Week and meet with various members of industry in an effort to help move their projects forward, broaden their networks, and find a level of career sustainability. The No Borders program consists of these specific sub-sections:

Narrative Features
U.S. Features
International Features

Narrative Series
Short-Form (U.S. & International)
Long-Form (U.S. & International)

Click here for more info on No Borders

Spotlight on Documentaries

Applications are now open!
Final Deadline: Tuesday, May 23

For emerging and established documentarians, this program connects 60+ work-in-progress non-fiction features and series with financiers, distributors, broadcasters, sales companies, and festival programmers. Click here for more info.

The Forum is a place of true discovery for industry, presenting a curated selection of 160 works-in-progress each year. IFP selects work that is original and provocative, across a broad range of budgets, genres, sensibilities and platforms. Selection ranges from highly commercial indie fare to as well as work that tackles controversial subject matter, introduces wildly engaging and often hilarious worldviews, and challenges traditional form.

IFP Screen Forward Conference:

The IFP Screen Forward Conference explores the art and business of 21st century storytelling. Whether stories are told through film, TV, online, or new media channels, the Conference is the premiere place to interact with experts on how to connect with audiences and use new models to expand your story’s reach and sustain a long-term career.

IFP Festival Forum:

Taking place concurrent to Film Week each year, IFP Festival Forum is the leading gathering of international and U.S. film festival leadership. This professional association advocates for the needs and interests of film festival organizers and also provides a collaborative platform for members to develop curatorial and operational efficiencies, professional standards and best practices, and leverage their collective interests to the international film community.

Founded by IFP in 2010, the Festival Forum includes over 100 U.S. & International festival programmers and executives, including representatives from Berlin, Cannes, Full Frame, Hot Docs, New York Film Festival, New Directors, Rotterdam, Slamdance, Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca who attend each year to ensure they find new work and and discover pioneering artists first at Independent Film Week.​




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